"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Dear parents and guardians, Students need to have typed a draft of their realistic fiction stories. If students missed class due to the music field trip, this was the work they need to make up for me. Students will need to have the entire story drafted by Monday, December 5th.
Throughout this week, the students will be revising and adding to their draft after lessons on leads, endings, dialogue, figurative language, and symbolism are taught. Students will meet with writing partners four out of the five days this week after revising their narratives according to the lesson I just taught.
Since the students need to be confident typists, I assigned a practice typing assignment. Some of you will remember the sentence you had to type over and over in order to learn the keyboard. I have encouraged the classes to try this and grow in accuracy and rate of typing. Please ask them or encourage them to try it since it can only help.
Finally, students have been practicing the use of commas in order to help them when they write. They will have a comma quiz on Tuesday, December 6th. Then, they will begin learning and reviewing about how to punctuate dialogue.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions. Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com